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£589m to kickstart rail upgrades across the North

£589m to kickstart rail upgrades across the North

Over £600m worth of investment in northern rail network will drive improvements across the region, including release £589m for work to upgrade and electrify Transpennine main line New Council, led by Grant Shapps as Northern Powerhouse Minister, will give northern leaders ‘direct line’ to ministers to accelerate transport projects Body’s work to drive progress across…

Aerospace businesses to be offered grants as next round of business funding takes off

Aerospace businesses to be offered grants as next round of business funding takes off

Local businesses which support the aerospace industry and the production of cars and commercial vehicles are to be offered vital financial support, as the council gets ready to distribute more government grants. Around £1.75m has already been distributed to 214 businesses in multi occupancy units, B&Bs and social enterprises and cooperative businesses, alongside companies which…

Online service of remembrance for Covid-19 victims

Online service of remembrance for Covid-19 victims

Civic leaders, carers and NHS staff will be attending a Remembrance Service today (Thursday 16 July) for the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic. The service is held at Manchester Cathedral at 11am, and will be broadcast online for everyone to view on the cathedral’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterCathedral Only a limited number of people have been invited…

Hundreds to benefit as adaptation service resumes

Hundreds to benefit as adaptation service resumes

Rochdale council’s adult care service has resumed its disabled facilities grants work, which includes home improvement adaptations for older and vulnerable people. The service was put on hold following the government’s introduction of lockdown measures to help reduce the spread of covid-19. Following the easing of some restrictions, the service will now resume with a…

More foster carers needed as enquiries drop by two-thirds

More foster carers needed as enquiries drop by two-thirds

Bury urgently needs more foster carers to come forward after the number of people looking to become foster parents in the borough plummeted by nearly two-thirds during the Coronavirus pandemic. Figures from Bury Council’s fostering service Foster with Bury show that from 1 March to 31 May this year it had 53 enquiries from people…

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